Earl Grey and Pear Scones

April 16, 2015

  Pear and Earl Grey Scones - erinmadethis-8

I only just got into Earl Grey tea in recent years. Actually, I got into a lot of teas in recent years. You should see my tea cupboard now. I guarantee there is not a tea I don’t own.

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This tea discovery revealed to me my love for Earl Grey. I love it even more than English Breakfast. I know a lot of people do not share this love though. My friend thinks it tastes like dish washing liquid. I prefer to describe it as floral and citrusy. Potaytoes…Potartoes.

I have paired some Earl Grey with pear in a scone. If that doesn’t just scream Autumn then I don’t know anymore. On a side note, so freaking excited for Autumn. Pumpkin! Pears! Not sweating your make up off in 3.5 seconds of leaving the house!

Pear and Earl Grey Scones - erinmadethis-9

Pear and Earl Grey Scones - erinmadethis-7

Pear and Earl Grey Scones
Yields 12
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 90 grams butter, cut into cubes
  2. 3 cups plain flour
  3. 6 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  5. 1 1/4 cups milk
  6. 2 earl grey tea bags, cut open and tea removed
  7. 1 firm buerre bosc pear, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius and line a flat baking tray.
  2. Place the flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl.
  3. Rub in the butter until the mix resembles bread crumbs.
  4. Toss through the tea and the pear chunks until evenly distributed.
  5. Begin to add the milk while stirring. Stop when the mix forms a dough- you may not use all the milk and you definitely don't need to knead!
  6. Form the dough into a disc about 2cm in thickness and cut into 12 even wedges.
  7. Place on the lined tray and brush with milk.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until brown and cooked through.
  1. You'll need a fine tea for this- no big chunky loose leaf!
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9 thoughts on “Earl Grey and Pear Scones

  1. Isabelle

    These sound so incredible, the pair couldn’t be more suited (see what I did there?) this blog is so beautiful, there isn’t a dish I would want to gorge myself on. Thanks Erin!


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